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: right now brand new stories and breaking news this hour including superstorm sandy leaving behind a path of destruction. so many people in harm's way, surrounded by water, with no power, no phones, dwindling food. the latest on the rescue and the road to recovery. >>> only five days to go until election day as bill and martha were talking about. brand new polling what americans think about the rice right now. >>> brand new information on the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. what the administration knew weeks in advance. it is all "happening now." jon: good morning to you right now on this thursday as we get some ominous news. more than 70 people are dead now in the aftermath of one the worst storms in recent history. from the east coast really to the great lakes, americans are struggling to try to get back to normal life but the trauma and damage from superstorm sandy will linger for a long time to come. good morning i'm john scott. jenna: everything is secondary to the families that lost so much. jon: there is so much misery out there. jenna: i'm glad you're with
on in the northeast. mother nature package powerful punch hitting an area still recovering from superstorm sandy d a strong nor'easter dumping freezing rain and snow on new york and new jersey. this winery mix coming at the worst possible time with hundreds of thousands of people still waiting for electricity to be restored after sandy. no power means no heat as temperatures plunge. steve centanni is live in new jersey. steve? >> reporter: hi, we're in manahawki new jersey. this is goes out the bay to long beach island. they're not letting cars out there including us because of a new emergency. not only was this beach area really hard hit by hurricane sandy with a lot of flooding and homes destroyed and a lot of people sent to shelters. now they have new flooding overnight because we had the nor'easter overnight with heavy, wet snow coming down. right on top of hurricane sandy. only nine days separating two storm emergencies. a double-whammy people out here extremely hard hit. we'll look at some pictures. not just new jersey. here we have three inches of snow on the ground. farther up in northern
january 1st. the maker of twinkies, ding dongs and wonder bread closing down. how super storm sandy happened, what we can learn from the disaster, it's all "happening now." good morning to you on this friday. i'm jon scott. jenna: happy friday nice to have you back on the set with us. jon: thank you. jenna: a long week. jon: a little time away. jenna: we are glad to see everybody on this friday. i'm jenna leave. we'll get back to one of our top stories now. new testimony on the deadly terror attack in libya from the former kia director. general petraeus going before the house and senate committees, he's doing that right now a week after he admitted to an extramarital aeu fir an affair and resigned. that scandal is not the focus of the hearings but something we are keeping an eye on. lawmakers wanting to learn why it took so long to get an accurate assessment where four americans were murdered, particularly when the attack was initially blamed on a video protest. catherine herridge follows the story from capitol hill. what did we learn from the hearing this morning. >> reporter: than
job offers on craig's list. >>> silent killers of superstorm sandy d the threat of carbon monoxide exposure, dangers from downed power lines and contaminated water. it is all "happening now." jon: iran uping the stakes with the standoff over the west on its nuclear program. a good friday morning to you. i'm jon scott. >> i'm jamie colby. good to have you here. i'm in for jenna lee today. talk about happening now, there is lot happening this hour. let's start with this. iranian warplanes opening fire an unarmed u.s. drone? the pentagon said it was flying over the gulf. that international waters. fortunately the drone was not damaged. jon: all this as the you know announce as fresh round of new diplomatic talks with iran next month. national security correspondent jennifer griffin live at the pentagon with more on this. this happened november 1st. why are we hearing about it now? >> reporter: that is a good question, jon. i don't have the impression that the pentagon wanted to talk about the incident. reporters were getting wind about the incident. were asking questions about and tha
without power two weeks after hurricane sandy slammed into the northeast. they're not the only ones suffering. folks in new york city usually head to coney island to line up for music park -- amusement park rides but now they're lining up just to get something to eat. jonathan hunt is there. jonathan, how is it going? >> reporter: extraordinary to see scenes like this in 20th century america. some people have just trying to get the basics of life. they're picking up canned goods over here. over here we have well, military-style meals ready to eat. gatorade bottles, cases of water. and everything is numbered. they're allowed to take two canned goods. one gatorade. up to a case of water and then there is laundry detergent further down there as well. a lot of these people live in the project buildings behind me, rick, where they have been struggling to get by for two weeks now since hurricane sandy hit. i have to say the spirit we found among most of the people here, while they acknowledge their difficulty they're all determined to push through. listen. >> we don't have any electricity
storm sandy is one factor here, and we'll watch this number closely, though, over the next couple of weeks to see if a trend emerges. there is also financial trouble overseas as the euro zone plunges back into recession, its second since 2009. unemployment across the euro zone is at 11.6%. this is important to note because europe is our number one customer when it comes to exports. nearly 17% of all u.s. trade this year has been with the eu. as they faulter we have to consider the impact this may have on our own economy. jon: on the hill they call him dr. no, fiscal conservative senator shaun coburn maintaining his position against federal spending programs. he kicked off his programs for $68 billion in cuts. steve centanni live in washington. tell us about this report, what is in it. >> the report on spending in the department of defense is called the department of everything, and recommends specific cuts over ten years in five main areas of concern. the report says in part, these areas are merely a starting point for reviewing pentagon spending that is unnecessary, duplicative,
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. and stores are trying to recoup some of their losses from storm sandy. those stories coming up in hour. first, brand-new stories and breaking news. >> the hamas terror group now accusing israel of breaking the cease-fire rules two days after a truce was reached along the israel-gaza border. they are investigating reports of a palestinian man getting killed today. >> a massive chickenpox outbreak in indiana. health officials say it is the largest known outbreak of this kind in u.s. history. details. >> iowa police on the hunt after a man walks into a bank, hands the teller a note then walks out with an undisclosed amount of money. it's all "happening now." >> hello, everyone, i'm arthel neville in for jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. a fragile cease-fire under test. israeli troops shoot dead a palestinian man. they wounded 19 other people, and crowds surged towards gaza's border fence with israel. it's the first significant violence since the truce between israel and gaza's hamas rulers took hold. >> israel's brinkmanship with hamas fueling speculation that israel is using the conflict as a test
coming back to life, very slowly, after superstorm sandy but we see more heartbreaking scenes of destruction every day. mounting frustration as well over delayed relief. widespread power outages. huge gas lines. good morning, i'm jon scott. jenna: the storm has passed but this is not over. jon: the after math forever. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. "happening now" we have new information on the death toll that now stands more than 90. nearly four million homes and businesses still in the dark. across the region home after home completely destroyed. the new york city borough of staten island, one of hardest hit places of all. 19 people killed there including two little boys. we told you about them earlier this week. they were ripped from their mother's arms as they tried to escape the raging storm surge the they got stuck in an suv they got out and tried to get away and she couldn't hang onto them. homeland security secretary janet napolitano plans to tour the area later today. meantime homeowners in queens are trying to come to grips with all of this loss. >> everything
. [laughter] jenna: rick, thank you. jon: homes on staten island ravaged by superstorm sandy are ready for demolition, and while there is talk of rebuilding, some are wondering if it's such a good idea. live with more on that controversy. >>> plus, reports of ceasefire in gaza on a day the fighting intensified with israel gearing up for more strikes amid the barrage of hamas rockets raining down on the jewish state. sec tower of state hillary clinton now heading for the rooj. live fox team coverage of all the breaking developments next. >> reporter: hi, everybody, rick folbaum in the control room. here are some of the stories we're working on just for you. of course, more on the violence in the middle east as hillary clinton gets set to head to the region. there are reports of a possible ceasefire later on today, we'll talk to the former israeli ambassador to the united nations about what lies ahead. >>> also, a new twist in the case of that house explosion out in indianapolis about a week and a half or so ago. they're now treating it as a murder scene, we'll talk to the lead prosecuto
after hard-hit area in new york a massive cleanup underway in a community devastated by superstorm sandy. nearly two weeks after it hit many residents say they feel forgotten. jonathan hunt live in belle harbor, new york, with more. jonathan? >> reporter: jenna, this is belle harbor, part of the rock aways peninsula. this part is belle harbor hard hit. not just water that did damage but fires swept through the street taking out many, many homes. down here you see the sandbags you see the family that lived in the home to try to prevent waters and not much good with the surge they got and fire that did so much damage. this is the porch. this bmw completely flooded. the water down on the floor boards of the car there, extensive are damage to the inside you can see quite clearly. one of the major problems here as it is in so many communities is power. the long island power authority is responsible here. lipa, as it is known. still 29 thousand people in the rockaways do not have power. they have crews from phoenix, arizona. they have crews from all over the country to get this done. you look
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of the victims of hurricane sandy, some who have experienced some of the worst devastation during that storm including seeing part of their community literally go up in flames. you're seeing video of that on your screen from breezy point, new york. in the end, more than a hundred homes were destroyed, and if that wasn't enough, now we're hearing many of those homeowners are being slapped with housing violations. senior correspondent eric shawn is live in breezy point with more on this story. eric? >> reporter: hi, jenna. imagine if your house was destroyed or severely damaged by hurricane sandy. you come home to the mess and find tacked to your front doors a notice threatening criminal prosecution. that's what's happened and has stunned some people here in breezy point when they get that surprise from the government. look at the damage of this house. the waves knocked this building off the foundations, it floated right next to the building next door which then hit house. and imagine this is your home. you've been dealing with all this, and then you come home and see this attached to your fro
. across the northeast residents want to protect thems following superstorm sandy. >> since the election you have had the perfect storm. you had hurricane sandy. you had re-election of barack obama. you have people realizing not only is it their second amendment right but they may be in a situation where they need a firearm to protect themselves. they're coming to the realization. it is just caused up tick and a spike. last friday on black friday it was through the roof. >> reporter: according to gallup 43% of women surveyed last year report owning a gun which is a new high. the nra is reporting that over the last four or five years there has been exponential increase in women participating in safety programs and licensing programs and hunting programs. women feel safer knowing how to use guns. i can tell you some of the gun shop manufacturers are starting to market more toward women. you see the pink series what i'm wearing here and the long rifles and some are for breast cancer awareness. jon, back to you. jon: anna koiman live at a gun range in new jersey. interesting. anna, thank you
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it's too late. jon: one month after super storm sandy hit the east coast one of the hardest hit areas the jersey shore community of point pleasant beach. as you can see destruction there is massive. our rick leventhal rhode out the storm there and filed some heart-breaking reports in the aftermath. >> we have just now in the last hour seen a front end loader come down ocean avenue and clear a path. they are trying to make room for emergency vehicles to be able to get from the bridge into town and down this road. jon: well, rick leventhal is back in point pleasant beach today, he has the latest on recovery efforts still ongoing there, rick. >> reporter: it's pretty remarkable just how far this town still has to go. you can see the boardwalk behind me that was torn up four weeks ago today, still torn up on the southern end of point pleasant beach, as are many of the businesses. this ocean-front hotel and restaurant at the white sands is shredded. they have not even begun to repair it. they are going through the ground floors of this hotel to try and rip out all the rotten drywall and wa
everything in superstorm sandy. now people in staten island are getting major boost. a secret santa visiting them and handing out hundred dollar bills. more on that coming up. >>> also an anchor over on msnbc portraying senator john mccain as a racist for his criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice. our news watch team, judith miller and kirsten powers, next with more thoughts on that. jenna: there it is, sorry about that. we're getting breaking news out of casper, wyoming, there's a community college there, casper college, and the lotters indicate that -- reports indicate there was a shooting on campus. one dead, one wounded according to local reports. a college spokesperson saying at the time that he believes, according to what from police, that the shooter is dead. we're still trying to work out, again, some of these new reports just into the newsroom of one dead, one wounded at this community college in casper, wyoming. as we hear more, we will bring you this breaking news. jon? jon: new questions out there, jenna, about racism after a television anchor goes on a rant about senator john
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